Valentine’s Day Activities: Find Valentine’s Day activity ideas to try with your kindergarten students. Hands-on centers, printables and FREEBIEs to make your day fun and engaging.
I love celebrating fun and special days with my kindergarten students. These Valentine’s Day activities have been a hit with my students, and they reinforce some important skills.
Here is a quick look at some of the centers I have done in the past that have been a hit with my students:
1. Student gift
These cute cards are a great little gift to give to your students. They can color in the cards and keep the crayons for future fun projects. To see more about them, take a look at Easy Valentine’s Day Student Gift.
If you would like to pick up these cards to make an inexpensive but super cute present, you can find them here:
2. Loose parts
I love adding a fun twist to our centers with seasonal items. For this math provocation, I set out the heart cards from a deck, heart gems and red popsicle sticks. My students loved representing numbers in different ways using these items.
3. Color word Books
My students loved making their own Valentine’s Day Color Words books. I love them because they reinforce spelling and writing color words. They are easy to prep too- just print, staple and cut!
Find a whole year’s worth of books here:
4. Alphabet valentine’s day activities
I found these cute heart containers, and I wrote an uppercase letter on the inside of it and a lowercase letter on the outside. Students match the lid and put them back together.
These foam hearts are perfect for adding to any center, but for this one I wrote an uppercase and lowercase letter. Students used the heart pointer to trace letters in the salt tray, then they could use the candy hearts to outline the letter too.
5. writing center
These templates are an easy way to work on literacy skills. There are activities for labeling, vocabulary, writing and more. This is a great way to continue to reinforce important skills, while having fun for the holiday!
See all the activities that are included here:
6. Writing prompt
This simple activity has students write about things that fill their hearts. They can draw pictures, label or write about their favorite things. My students loved this center last year and they really surprised me with what they picked. When they are done writing, they can cut out their heart to display.
This writing prompt is a free download in my Resource Library!
7. fun tags
These two fun gifts are great to give to families and co-workers. I made the thumbprint magnets with students last year to give to their families. They came out so cute, and were a hit! I found the tutorial on how to make them from Rhythms of Play.
I gave a the pen present to co-workers last year to show my appreciation for all their hard work.
You can get the tag as a free download in my Resource Library!
8. valentine’s day sensory bin
This fun sensory bin is filled with feathers, and was a huge hit with my students. They loved the texture, and playing with them. The added number sense practice with the ten frame hearts and recording sheet was an added bonus.
Find out more about how I use sensory bins in my classroom in this blog post: How to Use Use Sensory Bins. If you would like the hearts and recording page, you can find them here:
9. Valentine’s day unplugged coding
Want to get students to practice a new skill or work on their coding abilities? This Unplugged Coding activity uses no tech- and makes it easy to practice coding.
If you want to learn more about Unplugged Coding, take a look at this post: Unplugged Coding. I love teaching my students to code, and if you want to know how I do it- I wrote a whole blog post about it: Coding in Kindergarten.
Ready to get started with coding? Take a look at this Valentine’s Day Unplugged Coding Activity:
10. math valentine’s day activity
This is the kind of center that I like- no prep! Students roll and add that many pompom to the containers. They keep rolling and filling until the cup is full. They can then count how many it took to fill it up! So easy and fun.
11. Fine motor activities
I love taking holidays as an opportunity to work on important skills and have lots of fun while we do it. These fine motor activities are so cute with these heart beads (multi-colored beads or red beads). I put a huge emphasis on fine motor skills throughout the school year, and these activities are perfect for this time of the year!
To see more about how I work on fine motor skills, take a look at look at my blog post Fine Motor Activities for Kindergarten.
Want to take a look at these Valentine’s Day Fine Motor Activities? Find them here:
12. Valentine’s Day art activity
Another really simple and easy to prep center– have students stamp cookie cutters to create fun Valentine’s Day images. My students loved this!
Check out Cookie Cutter Fine Motor Activities to find more ideas for what you can do with the cookie cutters!
what are your favorite valentine’s day activities to do with your students? tell me about what you do in the comments!
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